At the WWDC 2019, we saw both Samsung and Huawei announcing their foldable smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Fold was also sent out to journalists for review and its public launch date was also announced. But then the flaw of Galaxy Fold’s design was brought to notice by reviewers as their devices started breaking. Mostly, the problem on Galaxy Fold was on its display mechanism and the hinge. Therefore, Samsung has delayed the launch of its Galaxy Fold and the company has not released a new date yet.
Now, the effect of Galaxy Fold fiasco has also reached the Huawei headquarters. Because Huawei has announced that its Mate X foldable smartphone is also delayed. This announcement was made by the company itself last week. Huawei’s reasoning behind Mate X’s delay is because they want to test the display of Mate X even more. The company also clarified that this delay has nothing to do with the recent ban on Huawei in the United States.
According to Huawei spokesperson, Huawei is being more cautious after what happened to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Huawei’s spokesperson added that “We don’t want to launch a product to destroy our reputation,” This is also understandable now that Huawei is already under scanner for being banned from the US markets and its Android operations are also under a cloud.
The good news about Huawei’s Mate X is that it will definitely run on Android OS according to their spokesperson. The reason being that it was announced before the company was placed into the entity list. Entity list is a US Government listing which means that the companies in this list are blacklisted from trading in the country.
Also, it is known that Huawei Mate X is delayed till September at least and Huawei wants to test all the parts of this smartphone thoroughly.